Case Reports

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  1. Case report

    Steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome as the initial presentation of nail-patella syndrome: a case of a de novo LMX1B mutation

    Nail-patella syndrome (NPS) is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by mutations in the LMX1B gene and is characterized by nail dysplasia, skeletal abnormalities, and nephropathy. We herein report a case of s...

    Tomohiro Nakata, Ryo Ishida, Yuu Mihara, Atsuko Fujii, Yoshimoto Inoue, Tetsuro Kusaba, Tsuyoshi Isojima, Yutaka Harita, Chiaki Kanda, Sachiko Kitanaka and Keiichi Tamagaki

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:100

    Published on: 23 March 2017

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    Case report - atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome triggered by influenza B

    Influenza A infections have been described to cause secondary hemolytic uremic syndrome and to trigger atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) in individuals with an underlying genetic complement dysregulati...

    Robin Kobbe, Raphael Schild, Martin Christner, Jun Oh, Sebastian Loos and Markus J. Kemper

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:96

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  3. Case report

    Intestinal goblet cell carcinoid presenting with recurrent sterile peritonitis in a patient on peritoneal dialysis: a case report

    Goblet cell carcinoid is a rare variant of appendiceal carcinoid with mixed endocrine and exocrine features. The most common symptom and signs are abdominal pain, acute appendicitis and palpable mass. Addition...

    Chih-Wei Chen, Jan-Show Chu, Li-Chun Hsieh, Chih-Chin Kao, Yen-Chung Lin and Hsi-Hsien Chen

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:62

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  4. Case report

    A novel case of renal pathergy reaction in a Behçet’s disease patient complicated by IgA vasculitis

    A pathergy reaction is defined as a hyperreactivity of the skin in response to minimal trauma, which is important in the diagnosis of Behçet’s disease (BD). However, a pathergy reaction may not be restricted t...

    Takaaki Higashihara, Akira Okada, Taiko Kusano, Kazuyoshi Ishigaki, Akira Shimizu and Hideki Takano

    BMC Nephrology 2017 18:40

    Published on: 28 January 2017

  5. Case report

    Heterozygous p.S811F RET gene mutation associated with renal agenesis, oligomeganephronia and total colonic aganglionosis: a case report

    Several shared common gene networks participate in development of interstinal ganglia and also nephron formation; the glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor/Ret/glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor...

    Keisuke Sugimoto, Tomoki Miyazawa, Hitomi Nishi, Kohei Miyazaki, Takuji Enya, Mitsuru Okada and Tsukasa Takemura

    BMC Nephrology 2016 17:146

    Published on: 7 October 2016

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    A case report of unusually long lag time between immunotactoid glomerulopathy (itg) diagnosis and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) development

    Immunotactoid glomerulopathy (ITG) is a rare cause of proteinuria characterized by organized microtubular deposits in the glomerulus. ITG has been associated with underlying lymphoproliferative disorders and a...

    Aditi Khandelwal, Martina A. Trinkaus, Hassan Ghaffar, Serge Jothy and Marc B. Goldstein

    BMC Nephrology 2016 17:140

    Published on: 29 September 2016

  7. Case report

    Compliance, illiteracy and low-protein diet: multiple challenges in CKD and a case of self-empowerment

    Low-protein diets (LPD) are an important means of delaying the need for dialysis and attaining a stable metabolic balance in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Many authors consider a low educational level and illi...

    Stefania Maxia, Valentina Loi, Irene Capizzi, Giorgina Barbara Piccoli, Gianfranca Cabiddu and Antonello Pani

    BMC Nephrology 2016 17:138

    Published on: 29 September 2016

  8. Case report

    Collapsing glomerulopathy in a young woman with APOL1 risk alleles following acute parvovirus B19 infection: a case report investigation

    Collapsing Glomerulopathy (CG), also known as the collapsing variant of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), is distinct in both its clinical severity and its pathophysiologic characteristics from other ...

    Whitney Besse, Sherry Mansour, Karan Jatwani, Cynthia C. Nast and Ursula C. Brewster

    BMC Nephrology 2016 17:125

    Published on: 6 September 2016

  9. Case report

    The possible involvement of intestine-derived IgA1: a case of IgA nephropathy associated with Crohn’s disease

    A link between IgA nephropathy and Crohn’s disease has recently been reported. Other researchers hypothesize that intestine-derived IgA complexes deposit in glomerular mesangial cells, eliciting IgA nephropath...

    Tomohiro Terasaka, Haruhito A. Uchida, Ryoko Umebayashi, Keiko Tsukamoto, Keiko Tanaka, Masashi Kitagawa, Hitoshi Sugiyama, Hiroaki Tanioka and Jun Wada

    BMC Nephrology 2016 17:122

    Published on: 5 September 2016

  10. Case report

    Subclinical growth of an arteriovenous fistula associated with renal biopsy: a case report

    Renal biopsy is not free from complications and patients who undergo this procedure are usually hospitalized to receive intensive care for several days after biopsy. In contrast, after this period, routine fol...

    Takuya Murakami, Shin-ichi Takeda, Hidenori Kanazawa, Atsushi Ugajin, Shigeyoshi Kijima, Hiroyasu Nakamura, Toshimi Imai, Taro Sugase, Ryoko Horikoshi, Takahisa Kobayashi, Tetsu Akimoto, Osamu Saito and Daisuke Nagata

    BMC Nephrology 2016 17:81

    Published on: 12 July 2016

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